The 2-man bobsleigh Olympic Champion Francesco Friedrich of Germany has continued his run of wins in the BMW IBSF World Cup with another victory in Lake Placid (USA). Previously, he has won four consecutive two-man bob World Championship titles, plus a four-man bob title in 2017.
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At the seventh of eight races in 2018/2019 season, World Champion and his brakeman Thorsten Margis secured a 0.28-second lead over second place.
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And the surprise silver medalist at the penultimate World Cup race of season was Romain Heinrich/Dorian Hauterville of France. This marked the first ever World Cup podium finish for the European Championship bronze medallist.
Third place went to Justin Kripps of Canada (0.30 seconds back) and his brakeman Cameron Stones. At the 2018 Games in PyeongChang, Kripps and his brakeman Alex Kopacz tied with Stones. At the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Russia, Kripps and his brakeman Alex Kopacz tied with Friedrich/Margis to win Olympic gold.
In theory, overall victory in the 2018/2019 BMW IBSF World Cup is all In theory, overall victory in the 2018/2019 BMW IBSF World Cup is all but a given for Francesco Friedrich. With seven wins from World Cup races, the three time World Champion has 1575 points and a 187-point lead.
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2-man bobsleigh Olympic Champion Friedrich remains unbeaten in BMW IBSF World Cup, Romain Heinrich in second for his first podium finish, Olympic Champion Kripps third. The BMW IBSF World Cups are a part of the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF).